Accra, Jan. 27, GNA - The 1997 year group of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), GIJ '97 Supreme Alumni, has donated 1000 notepads and dairies to the institute as part of their homecoming activities.
Donating the items on their behalf, Hon Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Minister of Youth and Sports designate, expressed his excitement about giving back to the Institute and promised doing more for its development.
The notepads would be put to use by Level 300 and Diploma 1 students in the compulsory internship period during the long vacation.
The group also promised donating jerseys, footballs and other sporting kits to the Students' Representative Council (SRC).
The Rector of the Institute, Dr Wilberforce Sefakor Dzisah, received the items on behalf of the School and thanked the group for the kind gesture.
He called on other year groups to contribute their quota to the development of GIJ. Dr. Dzisah gave the Institute's assurance of putting the donated items to good use.
As part of the homecoming celebrations, the group is organising a soiree on Friday 29 January 2016 at GIJ to wine, dine and network with former colleagues and student body.
According to the '97 Year Group, they hope to use this initiative to encourage and champion the formal formation of a vibrant national alumni body for GIJ made up of all year groups.
Mr. Ebo Afful, Vice Rector; Mr Perry Ofosu, Registrar; Mr Zakaria Tanko Musah, Head of Department, Faculty of Journalism and Alumni Representative on the GIJ Council, Mr Romeo Adzah, SRC President and other dignitaries graced the brief-but-colourful ceremony.